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influenza virus infections

Tethered Antibodies Present a Potential New Approach to Prevent Influenza Virus...

As co-leaders of an international collaboration, scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that tethering four antibodies together may be an effective strategy for neutralizing...
Heavy Elements

Very Heavy Elements Deliver More Electrons

The ScienceActinides, a series of 15 radioactive elements, are vital to medicine, energy, and national defense. Scientists examined two exceedingly rare actinides, berkelium and...
water molecules

Water Plays Unexpected Role in Forming Minerals

The ScienceLarge crystals growing in water often form from tiny nanocrystals continually attaching together. During attachment, these tiny particles snap to the surface, like...
Terahertz Beams

Tuning Terahertz Beams with Nanoparticles

The ScienceFor years, scientists have dismissed terahertz radiation. Why? There were few ways to control this line-of-sight, nonionizing radiation. However, they saw its potential....
therapeutic radium isotopes

Thorium: A Source of Multiple Medical Isotopes

The ScienceResearchers developed a new method to recover radium isotopes for cancer treatment. The process begins with the dissolved proton-irradiated thorium target solution. The...
wind energy, solar cell architecture, dataset, Race to Zero competition

DOE 2017 Wind Market Reports Indicate Strong Wind Power Installation Trends...

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released three wind energy market reports demonstrating that as wind installations continue across the country and offshore...
Neutral Particle Beams

Neutral Particle Beams Work Better by Working Smarter

The ScienceNeutral particle beams that heat fusion plasmas in the DIII-D National Fusion Facility have been improved by an engineering upgrade that allows them...
Carbon Material

Reducing Friction with an Onion-Like Carbon Material

The ScienceIn 2015, a team from Argonne National Laboratory created a material with superlubricity (near-zero friction) at engineering scale. The material contained graphene and...
radium isotopes

New Approach Yields High-Purity Radium for Medical Applications

The ScienceProducing radium isotopes to treat cancer could get easier. Researchers developed a method to recover medical radium isotopes. The process begins with the...
Magnetic Materials

New Magnetic Materials Overcome Key Barrier to Spintronic Devices

Consider the classic, permanent magnet: it both clings to the refrigerator and drives data storage in most devices. But another kind of impervious magnetism...
solar cells

The Quest for Longer-Lasting Solar Cells

One hurdle to greater adoption of solar power is the performance and longevity of solar cells.Maria Chan, nanoscientist at Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), and Ji-Sang...
batteries

Advance Could Yield Safer, Longer-Range Electric Car Batteries

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland, the Army Research Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy) has published findings...
graphene

Slippery When Dry

Anyone who has ever taken their car in for an oil change recognizes the importance of reducing the friction that arises when steel touches...
wind energy, solar cell architecture, dataset, Race to Zero competition

ETC Solar Wins DOE’s 2018 National Cleantech University Prize Competition

On June 28, ETC Solar from Caltech took first place at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) national collegiate...
renewable energy

Cellular Energy Crisis

An energy crisis can trigger years of fuel shortages and high gas prices. Energy shortages in biological cells are even more serious. Consequences include...
qubits

A Bit of Quantum Logic—What Did the Atom Say to the...

The ScienceQuantum computers could tackle problems that current supercomputers can’t. Quantum computers rely on quantum bits, or “qubits.” Current computers perform millions of calculations,...
plasma

Simulations of Magnetically Confined Plasmas Reveal a Self-Regulating Stabilizing Mechanism

The ScienceThe hot ionized gas called a plasma is confined in a bagel-shaped tokamak by a strong magnetic field, part of which is generated...
rapid charging

Rapid Charging of Electric Vehicles Aided by $1 Million from DOE

Revolutionizing the way electric vehicle batteries charge and spurring the technology as an environmental and economic growth driver will be possible thanks to a...
Rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries

Keeping Tabs on Polysulfides in Batteries

The ScienceIn the future, lithium-sulfur (Li-S) rechargeable batteries could hold more energy and cost less than lithium-ion batteries if they can be made to...
Magnetized Plasma

Magnetized Plasmas That “Twist Light” Can Produce Powerful Microscopes and More

The ScienceTo get the extremely high-resolution images vital to study new materials, microbes, and more, scientists often build microscopes based on optical vortices. Forming...